Smyrna Vinings Homes, Neighborhoods, Restaurants, Shopping, Events - 2015-09-02T20:32:36Z Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[2015 Cobb County Touch a Truck]]> 2015-09-02T20:32:36Z 2015-09-02T20:32:36Z cobb county safety village


The Cobb County Safety Village will be hosting a “Touch-A-Truck” Event on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Town Center Mall in the lower parking lot near Sears. The event will include family-friendly fun and educational events for children of all ages.

The 2015 Cobb County “Touch-A-Truck” event is always popular with the kids. A family-friendly, fun and educational event for kids of all ages. Come explore:

  • Police Cars
  • SWAT Trucks
  • Fire Rescue Trucks
  • Fire Engines
  • Heavy Construction Vehicles
  • Dump Trucks
  • Front End Loaders
  • TV Trucks
  • Military Vehicles
  • Police Helicopter

The cost is $5 per person, with a $20 max per family. All proceeds benefit the Cobb County Safety Village.

Cobb County Safety Village, built on a 8 acre site, is the most comprehensive safety training environment in the region where our residents and business community gain knowledge through hands on experiences….a place where the walls come alive with knowledge while instructors share the most advanced techniques and ideas for making our community safer. Local organizations are invited to construct reduced-scale buildings at a limited number of sites in the safety village. These life like streets include sidewalks, traffic signals and a variety of structures that represent our community. These structures will become an integral part of the learning experience

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Smyrna Business Lunch September 3rd]]> 2015-08-31T17:01:24Z 2015-08-31T16:51:38Z smyrna-community-center

Mark your calendars for Smyrna Business Association’s September luncheon, which will be held at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080. The luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00pm on Thursday, September 3rd. Cost is $12 for members who RSVP and $20 for non-members. Member pricing increases to $15 for the monthly luncheon after the Tuesday prior to the luncheon. Non-Member pricing will be in effect for RSVP’s received after registration has closed or walk-ups at the luncheon. Register by September 1st at 5 p.m.

The September luncheon is the second of a 3-part series on promoting your business. The September will be on how to use social media to get your company’s message out to the public. Demming Bass is Constant Contact’s strategic marketing expert in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bass has nearly 20 years of experience supporting small business, chambers of commerce, nonprofits, and associations throughout the Southeast with a rich background in engagement marketing, brand management, public relations, new media marketing, event marketing and more. As a former executive at several of the nation’s top chambers and economic development organizations before joining Constant Contact, he understands the dedication and resources that make small and mid-size organizations work and the marketing that is necessary to make them succeed. Registration is required – so sign up today!

Register here

Come network with local business leaders and enjoy the presentation.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Smyrna 5K Charity Race]]> 2015-08-28T13:52:58Z 2015-08-28T13:52:58Z smyrna 5k

Join the Smyrna Optimist Club and Smyrna Public Safety Foundation in Smyrna on Labor Day, September 7, 2015 at 8:00 A.M. for the Inaugural Smyrna 5K presented by Adventure Outdoors and Smyrna Police Distributors. Proceeds from the race will go to benefit the non-profit programs of the Smyrna Optimist Club and the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation which target the Smyrna Community and its youth. Bib pickup for preregistered participants and race day registration will begin at 7:00 A.M.

Register for the race at,

The 5K (3.1 mile) road race starts on Bank Street and concludes in front of City Hall and the Market Village.  Plenty of fluids on the course and food and fluids at the finish. Quality T-shirts given to all participants. Chip timing!

Awards to the Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female and top three males and females in the following age groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15- 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50- 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over.  Bibb Pickup Morning of Race.

A 5K road race to benefit the various non-profit programs of the Smyrna Optimist Club and Smyrna Public Safety Foundation. For more information on the impact that these two organizations have on the Smyrna Community please visit and or check us out on Facebook!

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Vinings Business Luncheon September 1st]]> 2015-08-26T16:04:18Z 2015-08-26T16:04:18Z vinings-business-association

Vinings Business Association Luncheon

You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, September 1st from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings!

Jody Noland, author of  “Leave Nothing Unsaid” will be the guest speaker.  Have you ever expressed… in writing… your feelings to those dearest to you? Do they know what you think are their greatest strengths… gifts… abilities? Do they know your hopes and prayers and dreams for their lives? If not, why not?

Let’s face it, life is hard. Words matter. Words are so important. Encouraging written words from loved ones can have a tremendous impact which often outlive the writer.

Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.

Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line!

You must register online at least 24 hours in advance even if you are paying at the door. This will guarantee you a seat and lunch.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[6th Annual Smyrna Heroes Gala]]> 2015-08-23T04:16:22Z 2015-08-23T12:00:55Z 6th annual smyrna heroes gala

The 6th Annual Smyrna Heroes Gala will be held at Remington Hall at Adventure Outdoors, 2500 S. Cobb Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 , on Saturday, September 12th, 7-11pm.

Pull on your favorite jeans, shine up your boots and join your Smyrna Heroes for a boot scootin’ good time raising money for the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation (SPSF). This year’s “country chic” event will be held at Remington Hall at Adventure Outdoors. Attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner, ice cold beverages and country music while bidding on silent auction items, plus exciting new additions to this year’s event – to be announced closer to September!The Smyrna Heroes Gala is a community-wide, volunteer effort by area residents and businesses that honors our fire and police heroes by setting aside one evening to celebrate these dedicated individuals who protect and serve our community 24/7. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation (SPSF), a 501(c)(3) organization that supports both the community and Smyrna’s Public Safety employees.

The Gala provides 85% of the annual funding for the SPSF.

Supporting the SPSF at the Gala just makes sense. Why? Helping the SPSF translates to helping all of Smyrna’s residents, businesses, and visitors. The SPSF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live, work, play, or visit the City of Smyrna and surrounding communities.

They invite the entire community to give back to these heroes who give so much to Smyrna citizens every day.

You can go to to volunteer, donate, or become a sponsor of the event.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Vinings Condo Market Continues Upward Leap]]> 2015-08-19T09:45:24Z 2015-08-20T21:00:58Z Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome buyers continue to take advantage of the market. In July, the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market sales surged to new records. Much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market, Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continue to be spurred by low interest rates. Sales are even higher than last year, which was more than double the sales from just a couple years ago.

Smyrna Vinings Condos Sales July 2015

As you can see, we’ve been tracking the market for quite some time. We sell a lot of Smyrna Vinings homes, condos and townhomes and one of the major reasons is that we specialize in the area, we know the inventory of homes for sale and understand the trends, statistics and all the local pertinent information necessary for you to make an informed decision.

The green bar is 2007 and we were selling a lot of condos and townhomes back then. Sales dropped continuously in 2008, while 2009 stabilized and picked up in the fourth quarter largely due to the first-time home buyer tax credit. 2010 saw the market peak in the late Spring and Summer. Smyrna Vinings condo saw slow and steady improvement in 2012 and took off in 2013. So much so, that we are now at all-time highs. Buyers are finding it harder to resist today’s low interest rates and the attractive prices. It really is the perfect opportunity for Smyrna Vinings condo buyers.

Smyrna Vinings Condos for Sale July 2015

The Active Listings chart depicts Smyrna Vinings condos and townhomes currently for sale. You’ll note that total active listings peaked in 2008, which can be explained based upon sales dropping significantly in 2008, which resulted in Smyrna Vinings townhomes and condos sitting on the market longer. In 2009, we saw the active listings drop significantly and this can be tied to the economic uncertainty, which resulted in a lot less development of new condos and townhomes for sale in the Smyrna Vinings market.

This trend has continued. Inventory remained low throughout 2014 with a slight increase in the latter half of the year. The start of 2015 has shown a pretty consistent level of active listings and with sales surging, it’s not much to choose from. One interesting point about this is you have less competition if you want to sell in today’s market. If you’ve thought about selling and just aren’t sure, be sure to contact us or find out how much your home is worth. And if you’re looking to buy, inventory is thin and you’ll be fighting over the best properties with other buyers.

Smyrna Vinings Condos Months Inventory July 2015

One other important statistic that we like to track is how we gauge the health of the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market. Months of inventory is a calculation that takes the current amount of homes for sale and divides that by the number of homes that have sold in the last 12 months. What the result means is if no more homes were listed, how many months would it take, based upon the past 12 months activity, to sell all the homes currently for sale. A result of 6 months is considered a healthy market, less than 6 months a seller’s market and more than 6 months, a buyer’s market.

The highest amount of bloat and most severe buyer’s market was in January of 2009 with significant improvement coming at the end of 2009 and throughout 2010. What you can see in the chart above is that months of inventory dropped significantly over the last couple years, with the beginning of 2014 hitting new lows. With the big jump in sales over the past year, inventory hasn’t been keeping up. 2015 is continuing the trend of very low inventory.

That’s your Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome activity recap for July 2015.

Hope that was helpful and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you sell your Smyrna Vinings condo or townhome or find your new Smyrna Vinings townhome or condo. And don’t forget that we offer the most extensive Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome search in the area.

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Vote Now for Best of Smyrna Vinings 2015]]> 2015-08-19T09:27:55Z 2015-08-20T13:00:55Z best-of-smyrna-vinings-2015-g2

Best of Smyrna Vinings

The 2015 Best of Smyrna Vinings runs until September 30th. You are invited and encouraged to vote for your favorite local restaurants and businesses. Here’s your chance to put your fingers to work and start voting. Categories include:

Smyrna Vinings Restaurants

Smyrna Vinings Businesses

So it’s time to place your votes and support your favorite Smyrna Vinings restaurants and businesses. Voting ends September 30, 2015, so don’t delay in casting your votes.

If you want to nominate any additional restaurants or businesses, you can

When submitting, please state the restaurant or business name and what category they should fall under. We thank you in advance for joining us in crowning the best Smyrna Vinings restaurants and businesses.

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[2015 Atlanta Young Singers Auditions]]> 2015-08-19T08:02:04Z 2015-08-19T20:00:14Z atlanta young singers

ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS is looking for the best young voices in Smyrna Vinings!

Since 1975, AYS has been at the forefront of choral art in metro Atlanta and the U.S., thrilling audiences all over the world with innovative programming, professional performance, and exciting commissions. AYS nurtures the incredible artistic abilities of children, offering excellent choral and musical training in a challenging learning environment for boys and girls in grades 2-12 and currently serves over 200 Singers all over metro Atlanta.

Recently, Atlanta Young Singers was awarded two gold diplomas and a silver and gold medal in competition at the 2014 WORLD CHOIR GAMES in Latvia, as well as traveling to Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Sweden!  In 2013, they performed in Carnegie Hall under the batons of Francisco Núñez and Jonathan Willcocks and sang at the 2013 Peace Corps Awards with President Jimmy Carter. In 2016, they will be returning to Carnegie Hall to present the World Premiere of For Treble Voices by Cristian Grases.

ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS is currently seeking boys and girls in grades 2-12 of all musical levels for its 41st Performance Season! Auditions will be held through August for each of the five AYS Choirs. Rehearsal locations around Atlanta include Dunwoody, South DeKalb, Virginia Highlands and Mableton.

Meet new friends, travel the world, perform live, and learn important music skills with AYS.

Visit or call 404-873-3365 to schedule an audition today!

Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[South City Kitchen Vinings TomatoJam]]> 2015-08-19T08:01:27Z 2015-08-19T12:55:11Z south city kitchen tomato jam

Tomato season is upon us and South City Kitchen Vinings (SCKV) is celebrating with TomatoJam!

Running through Saturday, August 22nd, South City Kitchen Vinings will offer an exclusive tomato-centric menu in addition to the regular dinner menu so you can eat all the tomatoes or just a few.

Small Plates
• Roasted Corn & Ricotta Agnolotti with blistered cherry tomato, preserved lemon, torn herbs 9
• Pickled Shrimp with confit heirloom cherry tomatoes, white BBQ sauce, watercress, bread crumbs 10
• Tomato Pie with sliced radish, arugula 8
•Burrata with cucumber, sungold tomatoes, pickled red onion, basil oil 10
• Sliced Heirloom Tomato with roasted garlic mayo, smoked sea salt 6
• Heirloom Tomato Risotto with tomato water, basil, aged Jack cheese 9
• Confit Pork Bruschetta with black garlic mayonnaise, heirloom tomato relish 8
• Heirloom Tomato Salad with watermelon radish, arugula, Valbreso feta, preserved lemon vinaigrette 11
• Escargot with roasted cherry tomato, caramelized Vidalia, griddled foccacia, herb butter 9

• Southern Seafood Stew with Sapelo Isle clams, crawfish, tomato shrimp broth, fennel, Red Mule Grits polenta 26
• Lamb Ragu with housemade chitarra, basil oil, Belle Chevre goat cheese 23
• Grilled Wild Salmon with sliced heirloom tomatoes, charred padrón peppers, arugula herb salad, lemon oil M/P
• Hanger Steak with preserved tomato butter, baby potatoes, braised peppers and onions 27
• Smoked Pork Chop with curried tomato, roasted eggplant, pickled okra 27
• Georgia Mountain Trout with asparagus heirloom tomato succotash, country ham vinaigrette 23

Reservations for TomatoJam are available at 770.435.0700 or

South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, SE, Atlanta, GA 30080 in One Ivy Walk at the corner of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.

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Aaron Hofmann <![CDATA[Vinings Business After Hours on Thursday]]> 2015-08-18T11:37:45Z 2015-08-18T13:00:58Z vinings-business-association

The Vinings Business Association will be holding their August After Hours business networking event at Delmar Gardens.

The August After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Delmar Gardens is located at 404 King Springs Village Parkway Smyrna.

This is a joint event for Vinings Business Association, Smyrna Business Association and South Cobb Business Association members and guests.

Click here if you are interested in becoming a Vinings Business Association member.

Members enjoy the opportunity to meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month for lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 and a monthly After Hours social on the third Tuesday of every month.

Enjoy an evening of networking with industry professionals in a comfortable, upscale and entertaining atmosphere. Food and Limited After Hour Beverages Included.

No Cost for Members or Guests

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